Total Number of Species Recorded in 2011

2010 saw a total of 196 species recorded in Bedfordshire. Of this total, LGRE recorded 183, closely followed by Jim Gurney and Steve Blain on 181, Lol Carman on 180, Martin Palmer on 179 and Bob Chalkley on 177.

In 2011, a total of 452 species was recorded in Britain and Ireland of which I recorded just 69% (312); Bedfordshire recorded 204 species (of which I saw 94% at 191), Hertfordshire 192 (of which I saw 88.5% at 170) and Buckinghamshire 192 (of which I recorded just 86% at 165)

In 2012, I came fourth (on 168), following Steve Blain (177), Jim Gurney (174) and Martin Plamer (171).

Saturday, 18 October 2014

No shrike but an impressive flock of LINNETS...

Darin Stanley had last seen the GREAT GREY SHRIKE disappearing north from Barton Hill Road at 0910 after it had emerged from its regular roost-site just east of the Swiss Cottages along the Icknield Way Path. Along with others, I searched the area extensively later on in the morning but it was nowhere to be found. In addition to the 6 Corn Bunting and 20+ Yellowhammer was this impressive flock of LINNETS, numbering at least 450.....

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